Ponday M. Suminggil receives his social pension from a municipal disbursing officer during the recent payout in Centro Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao Del Norte. The monthly stipend of Php500 which took effect January 2011, augments the daily subsistence and other medical needs of indigent senior citizens. The Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens Program addresses the clamor for social protection to the most vulnerable older persons as well as backs the full implementation of RA 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. (DSWD)